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Research Article

Energy Conversion in Protocells with Natural Nanoconductors

Figure 2

The electrogenic mechanism and performance of a protocell with DC output. (a) The schematic of this protocell (not drawn to scale) [2]; (b) the microscopic image of the structure of this protocell (scale bar: 1 mm); (c) the calculated voltage output of this protocell using a cation-selective channel (MTSES-treated G133C α-HL mutant), based on published channel parameters [63]. The total voltage output ( ) is shown with the contribution from ion transport through the channels ( ) and contributions from the electrodes ( ).

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